…and how you can do it too. Make yourself a cup of coffee, and read on..
I’m Kristel, and it’s my mission to help you figure out what you truly want out of life and inspire you to set the right goals for yourself.
Let me share my story with you (or even better, start your own journey here if you want to find your passion in 4 weeks).
Growing up, I moved back and forth between 5 different countries and went to 13 different schools.
So you can image that, I had my one-sentence bio ready to deliver at any time as a result of having to introduce myself so many times!
After I graduated with my Master’s degree in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School, for the first time in my life I was the one responsible for my next move.
But I didn’t feel excited about it. Actually, I felt lost and I had no idea what to do with my life.
After all those years in school and with no particular connection to the city I was living in, now what?
All my friends were settling and getting into corporate jobs, so I did too.
The job was challenging and exciting in the beginning, but after a while, that inexplicable feeling of not being where I was supposed to be, came creeping back. I felt depressed and hopeless.
I had no alternative in mind, and that made me feel even worse. I felt ungrateful, spoiled and childish..
When I looked at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t recognize myself anymore. I looked grey, sad and I felt horrible for not being the best version of myself – for everyone around me.
And one day, I realized something. I had probably known it all along, but I was to afraid to admit it.
I didn’t want to be like everyone else. And that thought alone, was a lonely one!
But finally, I found the courage to be honest with myself.
I didn’t want to climb up the corporate ladder like everyone else. I had no wish whatsoever to be like everyone else. And I knew that I needed a *different* path to be truly happy. I finally accepted, that I was wired differently, and that it was OKAY.
I decided that success to me was happiness, achievements and enjoyment EVERY day. Not only on weekends or during my so-called vacations. So I took a decision once and for all.
What I needed was:
a) a complete change of scenery
b) to explore the entrepreneur in me who couldn’t have anyone or any rule dictate her life anymore
So I made a decision: I quit my safe job, I packed up what I could fit in a suitcase and I flew one-way to sunny Spain.
I had absolutely. No. Plan. B.
I just knew that I needed to listen to myself again – without all of the noise.
The sun and the relaxed culture had an amazing effect on me.
For the first time in my life, I felt HAPPY. And I felt that what would give my life meaning was to start helping other women through the same process as the one I went through.
At their own pace, through their own journey.
I’m not saying that you need to leave everything behind and move to a foreign country. That’s just how I’m programmed.
I don’t know normal, so how could I settle with normal?
The good news are: you don’t have to settle with normal either.
YOU define your own criteria for success. And you’ve come to the right place to figure out what those are.
Have a look around the blog, sign up for the newsletter and prepare yourself to be inspired during many coffee breaks to come.
Start planning your dream life. TODAY.
I can’t wait to get to know you,
PS: You can read more about how we can work together here.